By Patty Wilber
LT is home for the holidays!
We people usually go to California for a yearly family reunion, which includes a Thanksgiving feast, a Friday hike, and a Saturday chow down on dim sum. But we ruled out travel to my parent’s house due to Covid.
Then, we were going to have Maegan and the girls in from Hawaii, but Covid went crazy in NM, and lots of other places, so we decided to play it extra safe this year and avoid the airport crowds. We Zoomed instead.
Jim and I did not give up on celebrating! We went whole turkey (cause we had already purchased much of the feast before we all elected to cancel). We made stuffed turkey, home made pumpkin pie and homemade crust(!), mashed potatoes, fruktsoppa (Swedish dried fruit holiday treat from Jim’s family recipe, except I did not add the one cup of sugar), dill dip, chips, orange cranberry sauce, no green bean casserole, (which was an oversight) and yes on Brussel sprouts that we got at the last minute. They were not as fun to make without my mother to suggest the Italian dressing option and my brother and I to join forces to defeat that heresy (garlic, sea salt and olive oil, thank-you).
But back to LT! Jordyn is home until January as her classes at Colo State are online until the end of the term, and for the holidays, so LT gets to be here for duration!
Jordyn and LT were coming in after dark. I left the light on and gate open for them, and was planning to come out and visit for a a minute. But they drove in, in stealth mode, apparently, and no one, not us, not the dogs, heard them. Some security detail we have around here!
Jordyn put LT in the pen with the other five, and everyone said, “hey!” (or was that “neigh”? or “hay”?) and that was about it.
LT reestablished her friendship with Lucy (who currently has a sore foot– vet is hoping it is just a bruise– in case you were wondering about that boot). The two of them have always been a duo with LT in charge and Lucy her sidekick.
We are happy to have her home for the Holidays! We have missed her.
She seems content as well!
Happy day after Thanksgiving everyone! We are very thankful for our amazing friends and family (who are also our friends)!